At NFMS, I talked with John Deere Seeding Group product specialist Kelby Krueger who worked on the ExactEmerge project from start to finish. He says the new row units are a perfect fit for producers who want to plant more acres in less time due to narrow planting windows, or to increase the size of their operations without adding equipment. “It’s hard for planters to get wider, so we had to make it more productive,” Kelby said. “This planter here with 24 rows, at ten miles an hour, will be doing something close to 75-80 acres an hour.”
If you haven’t seen the unveiling of the new planter at NFMS, click here.
Listen to Kelby explain more about ExactEmerge and see it for yourself at Commodity Classic in San Antonio: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/john-deere/nfms14-jd-kelby.mp3″ text=”Interview with Kelby Krueger, John Deere”]
John Deere Planter at NFMS photos